Xbox Game Pass is one of the best gifts you or your loved ones can give at Christmas, thanks to a large selection of great games. There are some recommendations for each type of player from the subscription service. For me, Christmas means the most important thing: a lot of free time. Therefore, I always plan to play some games during the holidays that I don't have time to play under the pressure of daily life. This year, Xbox Game Pass was beneficial to me. That's why I recommend the eight games in Game Pass, and they are perfect for a quiet time during Christmas.
How did I choose the game?
In addition to the fact that the game should be available on the game pass, there are four criteria that are very important to me when choosing:
1. These games must have given me personal inspiration.
2. These games should be extensive because you have more time to play them during the holidays than daily life.
3. They must be playable on all This includes the cloud, so you can also play games on Android or Apple devices.
4. There should be something for every type of player.
If you already know the main options, I need to recommend one alternative. This increases your chances of discovering exciting things.
Halo Infinite is a new way to experience the legendary Halo universe and participate in fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled co-op combat as you fight together with friends in richly detailed worlds. Our team comprises industry veterans with decades of collective experience creating award-winning AAA games. We have established multiple production facilities worldwide, and we've already sold millions of units across PC, Xbox One, and Windows 10. Our goal is to deliver the most authentic Halo game to date, providing the same visceral, action-packed experience that fans know and love while adding twists, surprises, and features that we believe will surprise even the most veteran players.
Forza Horizon 5
Admittedly, I am not a car fanatic. I know the difference between rims and tires is quite surprising. There are only burnout, Mario Kart, or F-Zero when I play racing games. In any case, Forza Horizon 5 caught me. This is not just because of Game Pass, and there is no risk in trying it. The game has excellent graphics, and the gameplay is a perfect combination of arcade adrenaline surge and realistic attention to detail. In addition, the game knows how to motivate players through constant rewards.
It is precise because Outriders split the player community. I recommend it here. For me, this is an excellent predator shooter with awesome gameplay—MeinMMO colleague Tarek Zehrer has a similar view. The game pass provides the perfect excuse to try this game. Thanks to the latest exciting update, there are now many reasons to join. The main advantage of the game is the four classes and related build options. Especially in the cooperative mode, the game is entertaining. So if you can persuade another Game Pass user to shoot you, Outriders will bring you a lot of fun.
Serious Sam 4
Serious Sam 4 is a prequel to the critically acclaimed Serious Sam 3: BFE. It takes place on Earth in the distant future, where powerful alien races are rampaging throughout our galaxy. You play as Samuel "Serious" Stone, a down-on-his-luck everyman who just so happens to be carrying one of the most powerful weapons in existence - The Nephalem Engine! Serious Sam 4 was released for PC, Mac, and Linux on August 10, 2016.
Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations but radically different worlds.
Broken Age is an adventure game that explores the individual dilemmas of two teenagers — Vella, a spirited young girl searching for the truth about her planet's destruction, and Shay, an imperfect protagonist with a penchant for mischief — as they undertake their quest together.
Archvale is an exciting, action-packed RPG bullet-hell world full of challenging enemies, tons of weapons and items, and many missions.
With an emphasis on fun and easy gameplay, the game allows you to engage with its unique story even if you're not a hardcore gamer.
The main objective in Archvale is to earn enough points to progress along with an interactive map. On the way to that goal, players will gain experience killing enemies, collecting chests opened by treasures, completing mission objectives, and other achievements.
After completing a series of missions, players can unlock new skills for their character using skill points earned from defeating enemies. These skills range from abilities that boost your attack power or defense stats to increased speed or make special attacks more powerful.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Evil Genius 2 is a tongue-in-cheek comedic game about real-world problems, political conspiracies, and world domination. Players battle to become the most famous Evil Genius in history. But this time, players will be assigned a base that's their own – with its personality and schedule. The game's set in the year 2007 (the latest possible date for the start of global warming), where global warming affects everything you can imagine starting on day one: including zombies, vampires, and robots!
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
As the number of FINAL FANTASY games increased, many gamers thought there couldn't be any more titles. Then, in 2010, a much-anticipated sequel appeared! And what a sequel it was! With new locations filled with different characters and exciting battles, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 had a lot to live up to. The game's popularity soared from its first release in 2010 until its latest installment - FINAL FANTASY XV. This game is set to come out in November 2016, and we're excited for all of you who are looking forward to playing this game!
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person shooter set in the iconic Alien universe. Fireteam Elite features over-the-top co-op gameplay and thrilling, pulse-pounding alien combat that will keep you playing for hours on end. You'll be teamed up with up to three other players online against waves of deadly enemies, both alien and hostile humans. The Xenomorphs are evolving, quickly turning their human prey into Hulks and Fleshpound hybrids that bring new threats of their own. Two game modes are available for co-op play: Survivor Mode and Mission Mode. In Survivor Mode, you'll fight from location to location as a team looking for supplies along the way. At the same time, Mission Mode lets you replay famous battles from the franchise, such as Alien 3's Cyber Hunt or Aliens vs. Predator 2's Juggernaut mission.
Mind Scanners is a game for the techno-minded. The game features a trifold into which players will read before moving to a platform of text and images. Mind Scanners is a game where players must decipher puzzles with many unexpected twists and turns. From time travel to elemental properties, players must use deductive reasoning to solve the mysteries contained in the Mind Scanner.